If you've been parking downtown on Saturdays without paying a parking meter, you need to start dropping some coins in those meters because you will start getting tickets for not paying to park.
The City announced back in November that they would begin charging for Saturday parking, but they said there would be a grace period where they wouldn't issue tickets for parking without paying the meter, but that grace period is up.

Parking meter money from Saturday parking alone brought in about $168,000 last year, and that money has been earmarked to pay for new projects downtown such as the Paseo De Las Luces on El Paso Street.

Downtown parking meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and cost 50 cents every 30 minutes. Parking meters outside of Downtown operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same fares.

Free parking will continue at all meters on Sundays, city-recognized holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) and for special events approved by City Council.

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